The Tower of London has served many functions over the years, from an armory to a treasury, a zoo, the public records office, and the home to the Royal Mint and the Crowned Jewels. Not to mention, some pretty brutal scenes in British history played out there. But, this summer, it’s taking on a whole new role: movie theater.
The Luna Cinema, an open-air film-screening event company, revealed they would be partnering with The Tower for the first time this summer, with plans to turn the moat into an outdoor theater. From August 9-11, films will be screened at the moat including Star Wars – The Force Awakens, Gladiator, and Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 Romeo + Juliet.
Tickets will cost £17.50 for adults and £13.50 for children under 15. Food and drinks will be available on site and attendees will likely be able to bring their own snacks. Some £30 “premium tickets” will be available, which will come with a complimentary drink, fast-track line access, and a reserved chair positioned at a prime viewing point.
These screenings will be one of the few events ever to take place in the historic moat, though rumor has it the space will be turned into an ice rink this winter.